Archive for January 13, 2012

Once again today I’m looking at how, as Christians, we should live our lives, again using words from the bible for guidance.

Today’s text is from 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 (The Message):

Don’t suppress the Spirit, and don’t stifle those who have a word from the Master. On the other hand, don’t be gullible. Check out everything, and keep only what’s good. Throw out anything tainted with evil.

So on one hand we’ve to make sure we don’t ignore those being used by God to spread His message, but on the other hand we’ve got to make sure we don’t get taken in or fooled by those who do not believe in God…confused? Well don’t be, as hopefully I can clarify some of this for you…

Put simply, I believe we’re being instructed not to be afraid to let others see God in our words and action and to always be open to hear God, either directly ourselves, or through the words and/or actions of others around us. While, in contrast, we must clear from our lives, anything that does not reflect God.

In summary The Way He Wants You To Live #4 – Let God shine in you, always be willing to hear God speaking to you and keep yourself true to God at all times.

The following video of Vicky Beeching singing the beautiful and moving song Listening completely fits with my thoughts today about how we need to listen to God speaking to us…